POSTED: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 2:59pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 12:03pm
PHOENIX (AP) - Police say the 4-year-old daughter of boxer Mike Tyson died a day after her neck accidentally was caught in a treadmill cord while playing at home.
Phoenix police spokesman Andy Hill said Exodus Tyson was pronounced dead in a hospital just before noon. Police are calling it a "tragic accident."
Police say the girl was playing on the treadmill Monday when her head apparently slipped inside a cord hanging under the console. Exodus' 7-year-old brother found her and alerted his mother.
Former heavyweight champion Tyson was in Las Vegas at the time of the accident and flew to Phoenix on Monday.